This spring green pasta salad is perfect for when you’re craving a salad, but you need something a little more substantial. Not only is this bright green pasta salad gorgeous, it is so fresh tasting. All of the best spring veggies are included: baby spinach, arugula, peas, asparagus, fresh parsley and mint. The salty feta and tangy and robust shallot dressing balances out all of the tender sweetness of the veggies, resulting in a tangy-sweet and healthy meal or side dish.
Serve this salad alongside grilled chicken, fish, or shrimp for a side dish, or eat it alone as a meal. If you’d like to add protein, this salad would be great with shrimp or chicken mixed in. You can also sub out any of these ingredients with your other springtime favorites, like baby kale or chard.
1 lb. pasta, cooled
3 c. baby spinach
1 c. baby arugula
½ c. peas
1 c. steamed asparagus, cut into pieces
¼ c. fresh parsley
¼ c. fresh mint
½ c. feta cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and cool. Prep the veggies and shallot dressing.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Add dressing a bit at a time, mixing the salad, until your desired taste is reached. Season with salt and pepper. Serve cold.